Residents invited to take part in Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb. 17

Scott Jacobs

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite resident to take part in the “Great Backyard Bird Count” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the EARTH Center at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, rain or shine.

Beginning birders and experts are encouraged to attend.

Master Gardeners will offer guided tours led by advanced birders with “count sheets.” These sheets will be filled in during the tour, and then collected and entered into the Cornell University database.

Bring your own binoculars and field guides and dress appropriately for outdoor hiking.

The event will be held simultaneously with the Audubon Society and Cornell University Lab’s “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

For more information, visit birds.audubon.org/great-backyard-bird-count.

For more information on other Extension programs, call 732-398-5260.